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7/19/2013 - International Traffic in May Continues on Record Pace at Orlando International Airport

 

ORLANDO, FL. - Steady growth in international traffic continues to drive what could be another record year for international travel at Orlando International Airport (MCO). In May, international arrivals and departures increased by 2.2 percent over the previous year, bringing the annual increase year-to-date to 6.7 percent over last year's record.

The success of international growth is tempered somewhat by softness in domestic travel. For the month, domestic traffic stalled with a 2 percent decline, fueled by the capacity weakness of the airport's largest carrier Southwest I Air Tran. While Southwest reduced its seat capacity by 74 thousand seats for the month, other carriers into MCO increased their seat capacity by 2.9 percent or more than 33 thousand seats.

May 2013 Statistical Data:

  • International traffic increased 2.2 percent with 305,998 passengers
  • Domestic traffic decreased 2 percent with 2,687,989 total passengers
  • Overall traffic for the month was down 1.6 percent with 2,993,987 passengers
  • The 1.6 percent reduction equals approximately 48 thousand passengers or roughly one half a day of operations at MCO. Southwest Airlines cut its seat capacity by 74 thousand and controls about a third of the airport's total traffic.

Orlando International Airport recognizes Virgin Atlantic, our largest international carrier, for 21 years of scheduled service at MCO with destinations to Manchester, England; London-Gatwick, England and Glasgow, Scotland. MCO also recognizes Alaska Airlines celebrating 10 years of service from Orlando to destinations including Seattle and San Diego.

For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

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For more information please contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

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